Season 3 - Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave

Season 3 - Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave

Season 3 pushes the boundaries of Plain Weave. We explore denting, cramming and denting, weft faced, warp faced, double weave, collapse weave and supplementary warp. All of these ideas are laid down on top of what we learned in Season 2 Colour & Design.

Season 3 - Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave
  • Season 3 Episode 1 - Denting

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    In this first sample for Season 3 we are using our reed to create a wonderful lacy-looking fabric in plain weave. Things we will learn:

    -To weave with finer threads
    -Dented fabrics need to have a firm sett… they are not woven at an open sett. Our reed and our beat create the open space

  • Season 3 Episode 2 - Cramming & Denting

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    This sample is all about using multiple setts in one piece of cloth. We learn how to adapt our sleying and beating to create beautiful fabrics and we do it all in Linen 🙂 Things you will learn:

    -Linen is awesome!
    -Using multiple setts in one piece of cloth
    -We use our reed to create...

  • Season 3 Episode 3 - Log Cabin

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    Oh my goodness, I love Log Cabin sooooooooo much.
    Log Cabin can be inserted into any existing graphic that you have. Imagine if we took some of the samples from last season, like Parrot for instance and we overlaid Log Cabin on top of that graphic. Or what if we built Log Cabin into our Plaid g...

  • Season 3 Episode 4 - Weft Faced

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    It is so good to weave this sample after the last sample because we bring over those colour and weave effects from Log Cabin and pour them into Weft Faced plain weave. They are definitely connected.
    We do branch out into twill and other tie-ups and we master the ideas around weaving on opposite...

  • Season 3 Episode 5 - Warp Faced

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    This time around we’re going to have a peek at warp-faced fabrics. We’re going to sett our warp threads so closely together that the weft will be nothing more than a burrowing worm searching for a selvedge to pop out at. 🙂

    We will learn how to obtain different colour effects, how sett controls ...

  • Season 3 Episode 6 - Simple Collapse Weave

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    In this episode we learn how to use active yarns (shrinkers) and inactive yarns (not so shrinky) to create highly textured fabric. This time our perfectly wonderful plain weave is woven at a ridiculously open sett in 30/2 silk and 18/2 merino. We continue to push our technique to another level….l...

  • Season 3 Episode 7 - Double Width, Double Layers

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    This episode is all about simple double weave on 4 harnesses…. so be prepared to have TWICE as much FUN 🙂

    If you’re a weaver with a narrow loom dreaming of making cloth that is wider or if you’re a weaver with a wide loom wanting to make cloth that is gigantic….this one’s for you.

    This is a dou...

  • Season 3 Episode 8 - Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp

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    In this episode we’re going to add a little pizzazz to our plain weave warps by adding supplementary warp threads right into the warp when we make it. I always think of supplementary warps threads as simply extra threads that come down from the sky and sit on our warps. They aren’t an inherent or...

  • Season 3 Episode 9 - PW with Supplementary Warp & Weft

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    Welcome back to Season 3 Episode 9! This episode continues to build on everything we have done so far this year. It adds some very rich sauce to our plate of pasta! 🙂

    Dr. Seuss could have written a children’s book about it….Oh the places you’ll go!

    Our pasta this time around is a very fine Ba...

  • Season 3 Episode 10 - Conclusion

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    Welcome back to Season 3’s Grand Finale. We’ve certainly learned that plain weave is anything but plain. I’m always blown away with what we can do with PW and we’ve certainly explored it during this season! You could weave plain weave forever and never get bored. 🙂 We put it all together in this ...